The South of the Border, a refreshing and simple cocktail recipe from Baltaire, the latest steakhouse to open in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, is easily executable with delicious flavor.

David Vaughn - Beverage  Director Baltaire

David Vaughn – Beverage Director Baltaire

Photo Courtesy of Kristin Teig

Beverage Director and Sommelier David Vaughn has created a cocktail menu that features contemporary interpretations on Prohibition-inspired cocktails. One in particular is the South of the Border, including Casa Amigos tequila, lime, cucumber, and mint.

South of the Border

South of the Border

Photo Courtesy of Kristin Teig

South of the Border

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Casa Amigos Tequila
  • 3-4 Slices of Cucumber
  • 3-4 Mint Sprigs
  • 3/4 oz. of Lime Juice
  • 3/4 oz. of Simple Syrup

Preparation: In a shaker, muddle mint and cucumber, then add the lime juice, simple syrup, and fill with ice. Shake ingredients and double strain. Float a thin wheel of cucumber and small mint leaf as a garnish.